Learning about exercise doesn’t have to be a lecture — make it fun with these engaging children’s
books about exercise and physical fitness!
February may be American Heart Month, but really — getting kids to move and love exercise is
always in season!
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About Children’s Physical Fitness
Regular physical activity can help children and adolescents improve cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, control weight, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise,
fit kids sleep better.
kids are being active, most of it is happening in the schools. But the unfortunate thing is the time that kids are actually being active in schools is not enough.
Check out the ideas and suggestions for
easy and fun exercises for kids.
A celebration of the amazing human machine and a life on the move!
Your amazing body can jump, sprint, twist, and twirl. Your body is built to move.
Lizzy Rockwell explains how your bones and muscles, heart and lungs, nerves and brain all work together to keep you on the go.
Kids walk and skate and tumble through these pages with such exuberance that even sprouting couch potatoes will want to get up and bounce around — and that’s the ultimate goal.
In this newly revised editiion — with 16 pages of bonus materials — the Cat in the Hat takes young readers to a Seussian Spa where they learn the basics of healthy living.
Updated with the assistance of the Partnership for a Healthier America, the Cat explains the importance of eating right; staying active; getting enough sleep; hand washing; brushing and flossing; wearing protective gear when playing sports — even the best way to sneeze when you don’t have a tissue handy!
Kids love yoga — and it’s great for them, so much so that the President’s Council has added the practice to the fitness activities in the annual President’s Challenge.
For parents and caregivers looking for a fun and effective new routine for bedtime, innovative educator Mariam Gates presents
Good Night Yoga, a playful yet wholly practical book for preparing for sleep.
Many aspects of health and physical fitness are explained in a way that younger children can readily understand.
This lively picture book explores the importance of a good diet and plenty of exercise, and encourages kids to make positive decisions about caring for themselves.
Kids discover that even healthy people get ill sometimes, but that our bodies have special abilities to protect us and restore our health.
It’s almost Field Day! But Natalie’s team isn’t ready for the big race.
Their muscles get tired easily.
Ms. Starr teaches them about aerobic and anaerobic exercise.
They learn some stretching exercises too.
Now they’re full of energy. Can they win the beach ball relay?
Written specifically for children ages 2-5 years old.
In the Building Blocks of Fitness section, each fitness and sport skill is taught in different stages.
This allows teachers, counselors, or parents to teach their preschooler a skill that sets the foundation of a more difficult skill; the next level adds a new and more complex element.
A 2016 National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) winner!
Introducing an ingenious way to help kids get the 60 minutes of active play they need each day.
Move! is a book that combines imaginative play with movement.
Be sure to check out our
to give you more great ideas for school and at home! Human Body Activities for Kids